|I will explain my problem exactly as I have experienced it. No detail has been omitted.|
I first spilled a wee bit of water on my touchpad. I do not believe that this is the reason for my problem, but I am mentioning it for completeness' sake.
I then downloaded a file which I should not have. Within this was an installation file which I partly began. At this point, my Avast program went amok and I realized something was up, so I shut the installation down, and immediately tried to delete everything I had installed.
During this process, weird things started happening: my computer would freeze, I once got the "Windows 10 Crashed :-(" blue page, and my Google front-page changed and ad-blocker disappeared. Also, weird little programs showed up on my desktop, they were games as far as I could tell. I was confused as hell, but I carried on, removing all of the 3-4 programs that had been installed from "Remove programs", incuding something called "search2social", and then just putting the programs that popped up on my desktop into the trash bin.
I sighed in relief and thought this s--- was over. But then, shortly after, my touchpad went crazy. I can't quite recall what was happening, but I am sure that the two buttons were not working correctly, and neither could I click by tapping the touchpad.
I restarted my computer and this leads me to my current predicament. After the restart, none of my touchpad-buttons will work. This holds true for a wireless mouse as well (this leads me to believe that this is not an issue caused by the water dropped on the touchpad). However, a few seconds in, my left button will work.... but it does not "left click", that is, run a program. It actually right-clicks! This again holds true for a wire-less mouse as well. Then a few seconds after that, my left button will start working normally, for both the button on the touchpad and on the wireless mouse. But my right-click as well as clicking by tapping on touchpad still does not work.
I went into my mouse settings and I "switched" my button clicks, so that the left button now right clicks and the right button now left clicks. And, weirdly enough, my left button does right-click. So the problem is obviously with the right button, and not the "right click functionality"-right? .... Nope. If in the same settings, I set my right button to do something else, say left-click, then it actually will left-click. So the button works!
And that's about it. Summing up, as things currently are, right-click and tapping by clicking does not work as they should. Any idea how to solve this? I cannot do system restore as I have no restore point in the past.
I have a Dell e7440, and this keyboard has two extra set of buttons, just beneath the space key. I emphasize the following crucial statement: the exact same problems hold for these two buttons as they do for the regular touchpad buttons!
And I have now experienced that even my left-click stops working alltogether, although only for a couple of seconds.
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